A music blogger, Akoh Isaiah, has accused a policeman attached to the Kwara State Police Command of extorting money from him on the pretext that he is an Internet fraudster.
The victim told PUNCH Metro that he boarded a motorcycle from the Palms Mall to the Post Office area and passed by the policeman around the Muritala area of Ilorin.
The 27-year-old told our correspondent that he suddenly noticed that the cop mounted a motorcycle and started pursuing him.
After catching up with him, the policeman allegedly demanded Isaiah’s phones and after a thorough search, the victim was forced to part with N6,000.
He said, “I gave him my android phone and he later asked for my iPhone, which I gave him, and he searched the phones but did not find anything incriminating on them. He said he knew what young men were doing and I asked him if I could go since he did not find anything incriminating on my phone.
“He refused to let me go and demanded that I give him money. He asked me to open my bank app, which I refused to do initially and he said he was going to take me to the station and accused me of being an Internet fraudster; so, I opened the app for him.
“He saw N7,000 in my account and ordered me to transfer everything to him and I told him I could not do that since I was not guilty of any crime; he then told me to send N6,000 to a particular account and he called the owner of the account to confirm he had received the alert before he released me.”